Aug. 21-30, 2019

Tunis, Tunisia

International Events, National Team Events


Aug. 21: USA def Dominican Republic, 25-18, 31-29, 25-17

Aug. 22: Korea def. USA, 25-27, 25-17, 25-20, 25-22

Aug. 23: USA def. Nigeria, 25-22, 25-19, 25-20

Aug. 25: Russia def. USA, 25-12, 25-19, 25-12

Aug. 27: Argentina def. USA 25-20, 25-19, 25-14 (eight finals)

Aug. 28: Brazil def. USA, 24-26, 25-23, 21-25, 25-17, 15-10 (9-16th classification)

Aug. 29: Germany def USA, 25-19, 19-25, 25-19, 25-14

Aug. 30: USA def. Chinese Taipei, 25-20, 25-21, 25-15 (USA finishes 15th)


Boys Youth Team Wins Opener at Worlds (8/21)

Korea Defeats BYNT at Worlds (8/22)

Win Over Nigeria Means More for Two Boys Youth Players (8/23)

U.S. Boys Team Places Second in Pool at Worlds (8/25)

Boys Youth Team Falls to Argentina at Worlds (8/27)

Boys Youth Team Drops Five Set Battle at Worlds (8/28)

BYNT To Play for 15th at Worlds (8/29)


Name (Pos., Height, Hometown, Region, College commit)

1 Kevin Kauling (S, 6-8, Naperville, Ill., Great Lakes, committed to Lewis)

3 Mason Briggs (L, 5-11, Valencia, Calif., So Cal, signed with Long Beach State)

4 Joe Karlous (S, 6-0, Costa Mesa, Calif., So Cal, signed with Pepperdine)

8 Akinola Akinwumi (Opp, 6-6, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., So Cal, signed with Pepperdine)

9 Clarke Godbold (Opp, 6-5, San Pedro, Calif., So Cal, committed to Long Beach State)

10 James Hartley (OH, 6-6, Waxhaw, N.C., Carolina, signed with Princeton)

11 Rico Wardlow (MB, 6-5, Bolingbrook, Ill., Great Lakes, signed with Purdue University Fort Wayne)

12 Alex Knight (OH, 6-6, Culver City, Calif., So Cal, signed with UCLA)

13 Ethan Hill (MB, 6-7, San Clemente, Calif., So Cal, signed with UCLA)

14 Francesco Sani (OH, 6-8, Bethesda, Md., Old Dominion, committed to UC Irvine)15 Joe Deluzio (OH, 6-6, Windermere, Fla., Florida, committed to Pepperdine)17 Gavin Julien (MB, 6-8, Whitefish Bay, Wis., Badger, signed with BYU)

Head Coach: David Hunt (Pepperdine men’s volleyball head coach)

Assistant Coach: Nick MacRae (Long Beach State men’s assistant coach)

Assistant Coach: Colin McMillan (Penn State men’s associate head coach)

Technical Coordinator: Nate Ngo (U.S. Men's National Team)

Team Manager: Gabby Lutjen

Doctor: David Dyck